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through the night and expected to come together around 11:00. if congress doesn't agree, spending cuts will go in to effect and we will pay more taxes. the impact is more than $3400 in a year. >>> she was supposed to return to work this week, instead, secretary of state, hilary clinton is in the hospital. treated for a blood clot that resulted after a fall earlier this month. >> reporter: hilary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital with a blood clot from a concussion she suffered several weeks ago. he doctors discovered the clot earlier in the day during a follow up exam. no details of where the clot is or other concerns have been releasede first time clinton has been diagnosed with a blood clot. in 98 she was admitted for a clot behind her right knee. the 65-year-old had a stomach virus this month and became dehydrated, fainted and struck her head. she canceled the trip abroad and was not well enough to appear on capitol hill to testify on the attack in libya. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next 48 hours. >>> good news for former president george hw
and congress understand it? why? because park ton is obsessed with spending someone else's money, it's the arrogance of power that congress spend the people's' money without regard to how this obsession affects those very people. heather: welcome back. we are hours away from new year's eve. make sure you ring it in with us. megyn kelly and hem and bill hemmer will be hosting all american new year's eve right here on the news channel. this time we have this four-time grammy winner. ♪ [singing] heather: that's right, pat benetar will be performing her biggest hits including the one you just heard
that congress spends the people's money without regard to how this obsession affects those very people. when american families are in debt, they sacrifice, they cut spending, whether that means taking one less family vacation or fewer presents under the christmas tree. homes across the fruited plain are feeling the pain of the economic squeeze in their wall etc. and they adjust accordingly. -- wallets and they adjust accordingly. that's what happens when times are tough. families don't have a limited credit card like congress does. the people are angry because they wonder why reckless washington can't do the same. i hear the message every day from southeast texans. these people are wiser than the tax and spendocrats in washington, d.c. let me share some of those words with you. michael says this -- you can't have the cookies without the milk. tax reform and spending cuts, not one without the other. hubert in baytown, texas, says this -- our children and grandchildren will have to recover from reckless spending. washington has a spending problem, not a taxing problem. jeff says, you don't bec
's the inability of congress to control spending. that is why we're in this pickle right now. we're spending $1.2 trillion more than we're taking in every year. and so he is completely right. i think people are right to see congress as dysfunctional. that's why we've got to deal with this today or tomorrow or the next day in a way that fixes this long term, not just gets us out of the pickle for one day. and that's my concern is that, you know, we'll finally discover bipartisanship and that bipartisanship is everybody turns their back while everybody spends money. and that's what we've done in the past and we just can't continue to do that in the future. >> congressman, soon to be senator, good to have you on the program. happy new year to you sir. >> thank you. >> so, susan, we've been telling people since i went on the air last night that the congress is going to be back at 11:00. what happens then? >> at 11:00 we'll see if the overnight negotiations which have included vice president biden significantly have actually resulted in the kind of deal that could move forward. we talk about them ha
. >>> congress will spend part of the new year in session, trying to come up with a deal that will prevent the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> the american academy of pediatrics has released a new statement encouraging elementary schools to let kids have their play time. recess gives children the opportunity to develop skills that can't be taught in the classroom, that it should not serve as a substitute for phys. ed. class. fond farewell 75 watt incandescent light bulb. under law, they can no longer be produced or imported as of january 1st though retailers can clear their remaining stocks. government will turn out the lights on traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. >>> it's what everyone is talking about, i think. reality tv star kim kardashian and rapper kanye west are expecting their first child. west made the announcement last night at a concert in atlantic city. west is 35. kardashian is 32, she is in the process of divorcing kris humphries, whom she married in 2011. >>> still ruled at the box office, stayed on top for a third straight week despite serious competitio
their paychecks and spending in the new year. >> it is everyone to blame. the congress needs to get their act together. that is my we opinion. >> we need spending cuts. >> spending cuts. >> that is not happening. >> everyone makes promises on both sides and no one has fulfilled the promises. >> it will affect everything including quality of life. >> both a mess. >> no one is doing their job. >> that does not sound encouraging on a day when we are supposed to reflect about 2012 and, maybe, saying our wishes and resolutions for 2013 this is what we are talking about. >> butject -- but jokesters, nonetheless, behind you. >> negotiations ongoing and bret baier and senator john mccain are my guests, coming up. >> it will have to be a matter of shared sacrifice as long as i am president. i will be president for the next four years i hope. >> whatever the group of people that he was talking to were laughing and cheering and applauding, as we are on the brink of this collapse, that's not the way presidents should lead. power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it'
the new congress could restore spending cuts potentially. i don't think it ever happened in my lifetime. i have a few more yeast than you do. i don't think it happened that they actually cut anything. do you think that the fact republicans agreed to the tax increases that will get some kind of spending cuts? we keep hearing it is about spending, it is about spending. >> i think the hardest part to understand seems they have no skin in the game. as a business owner and president of a company i have a responsibility to as my clients and my employees and we make decisions that are fruitful and beneficial for the company with the money that we have. why doesn't the government have to do that? i feel very strongly that you know, we are held to some limitations. in fact it is against the law, if at times i was to spend more money than i actually have. doesn't make any sense. adam: no, it would make you a politician. >> absolutely. absolutely. there is no skin in the game. yeah, granted i have accountability. i have accountability to clients, employees, to produce the best product and service tha
with the fiscal cliff we face in slightly more than 24 hours. we're here and ready. >> congress will work through tomorrow, with republicans likely insisting more spending cuts be included. >>> budget cuts are at the department of defense also in the cross hairs, raising new concerns about national security. fox's peter doocy looks at what it could mean. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham told me this morning his phone rang saturday night and was the defense secretary calling saying he was told the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff will not avoid anything for sequestration. so he'll need to write 800 layoff notices to contractors. >> if the president doesn't deal with this, he's a lousy commander-in-chief. if there's a deal done that doesn't set aside the defense cuts, we've already cut out of the it was department, then i'm disappointed in the president as commander-in-chief and the republican party for allowing this possible a party. >> reporter: sequestration is designed to be painful. it was imposed by congress on itself when the super committee didn't work it out. president obama said today th
that are scheduled to go into effect. keep in mind that some of the spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but they also have an impact on things like head start. some programs that are scheduled to be cut and we're using an ax instead of a scalpel. they may not always be the smartest cuts. that is a piece of business that still has to be taking care of. i want to make clear that any agreement that we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts that are being threatened for next month, polls also have to be balanced. our principal has always been to do things in a balanced responsible way. that means revenue has to be part of the equation. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously we're going to have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i'm willing to do more. it is going to have to be balanced. it has to be a balanced and responsible way. i'm willing to reduce our government's medicare bills by finding new ways to reduce the cost of health care in this country. that is something that w
all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. >> reporter: negotiations have been going on all day, lawmakers and aids moving back and forth between meeting rooms on what is normally a quiet new year's eve. the major sticking point now is spending. the president suggested lawmakers take action on deficit reduction in the next few months and that more tax revenue could be involved in those discussions. but republicans are furious at that possibility. >> i'm willing to support revenue to deal with this problem. the overall problem. but what i will not agree to is using revenue to replace spending reductions. >> reporter: even if the senate frawfs deal by midnight the house still has to pass the measure before the president can sign into it law. randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> even if it takes a few days to finish lawmakers say the cuts will be made retroactively but for federal employees they could go to work on wednesday not knowing if they will be sen
that are scheduled to go into effect and keep in mind some of these spending cuts, that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but they also have an impact on things like head start. so there are programs that are scheduled to be cut that we're suing -- using an axe instead of a scalpel, may not always be the smart text cuts. so that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts being threatened for next month those also have to be balanced because my principle has always been let's do things in a balanced, responsible way. that means revenues have to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester in eliminating automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously we'll have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i'm willing to do more but it will have to be balanced. we'll have to do it in a balanced, responsible way. for example, i'm willing to reduce our governmen
spending cuts. there is some talk about putting them off for a couple of months to give congress some time to really look into it in a more deliberative way and find some spending cuts elsewhere. gerri: so, where is the fiscal austerity? where is then no spending? is seems to me like it's all about raising taxes. it's all about spending more money. there is no savings, no cutting back. >> well, senator mitch mcconnell , the republican leader in the senate has been negotiating with the vice-president on behalf of the president, mcconnell went to the floor to say that there will be spending cuts down the road here . they had come to agreement on the tax part of this and wanted to get that passed and approved so that hundred million plus american families would not be facing a tax increase on january january 1st. it looks like that they will. we are going to go over the cliff, but congress is going to try to fix that in the next few days. he promised more spending cuts will come. remember, republicans do have the debt ceiling coming to. they have to approve an increase in the debt ceiling, pr
get in two steps. a small down payment, a tax rate increase and some of the spending measures and some of the other tax measures and perhaps instructions for the next six to eight months to congress to work on entitlement and spending reform and broader tax reform package. but all those specific details when you talk about entitlements and spending on the bigger side. $3-4 trillion deal that would have to be filled in over the next year. >> all right. rich, we appreciate it. just a reminder, 5:00 a.m., cheryl casone will have the latest on overseas trading but also any potential deal or leak that has a deal may be in the works. find out right here on the fox big network. fox business network team starting here at 5:00 a.m. here in new york city. that wraps it right now. we're going to go back to our programming. we are talking cometely off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinstein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to allow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix
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on the beltway. that's a look at the traffic, over to you. >>> tax hikes and spending cuts are hours away. down to the deadline if congress and the president are going to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. without a deal, taxes are set to go up on about every american. >> reporter: talks continue but this morning, still no deal. republicans and democrats nee gobuated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most people from a massive tax hike, set to kick in type at midnight. our top priority is make sure taxes on middle class families don't go up to hurt the economy badly. >> reporter: optimism about a deal over the weekend, when the republican leader in the senate made an offer, that all ended when senate majority leader said he couldn't present a counter proposal, in a hail mary, he phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could jump start the negotiations on his side. i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the tal
the deal. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill, but sticking points remain. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides, but negotiations continue. >> reporter: reid said negotiation also continue through the night, with just hours left till that deadline. john and paula? >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is spending new year's eve in the hospital. during a checkup for her concussion, doctors discovered clinton developed a blood clot. now she's on medication. the medical experts we spoke with speculate that clinton may have developed the clot after days of inactivity due to the concussion. >> we wish her a speedy recovery. >>> millions of americans struggling to navigate roads that are glazed over with ice and snow. >> one crash alone, nine people passed away on an org highway and more than 20 others were injured. >> reporter: on the icy roads of the blue mountains in oregon, a tour bus crash on i-84. drives was also disastrous in the east
that are scheduled to go into effect. and keep in mind that some of the spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect, have an impact on our defense department, but also impact things like head start. so there are programs scheduled to be cut that we're using an axe instead of a scalpel. may not always be the smartest cuts. so that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want it make clear that dealing with the automatic spending cuts threatened for next month, they also have to be balanced. remember my principle is, let's do things in a balanced responsible way and revenue has to be part of the equation in turning offer the sequester and eliminate automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously, we're going to have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i'm willing to do more but it has to be balanced. we have to do it in a balanced responsible way. for example, i'm willing to reduce our medicare bills by finding ways to reduce the cost of healthcare in this country. that's somet
that are scheduled to go into effect. keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department, but they also have an impact on things like head start and so there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut that we're using an ax instead ax instead of a scalpel. may not always be the smartest cuts and so that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. and i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts that are being threatened for next month, they have to be balanced. my principle is to do things in a balanced, responsible way and that means that revenues have to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester and eliminating the automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. now, the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously, we will have to do more to reduce the debt and deficit. i'm willing to do more but in a balanced, responsible way. for example, i'm willing to reduce the government's medicare bills by finding ne
: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family, more than 3400 dollars. senate leaders continued to work on a stopgap bill but sticking points remain. >> there's still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue. >> reporter: negotiations will through the night, now with just hours to go until the deadline. abc news washington. >>> for more on the fiscal cliff and what it means for your money, we've got you covered, abc2news.com, just head to our home page slide show for a break down of the different scenarios in washington and what they could mean for your paycheck. >>> and now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >>> gusty winds this afternoon. take a look. a shot that looked very cold in parkville with those clouds, from time to time, mixed in with some sunshine. take a look at chesapeake beach, very gusty winds now along the bay this afternoon. we'll take you up toward frederick, a scenic looking shot and the shot downtown right now, dry but cold. 31 degrees at th
in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. and while democrats and republicans say they want to find a solution and they are working toward that, they don't have a deal yet, and that means for now there is nothing to vote on before tonight's deadline. with your money on the line, tonight washington can only claim progress. but not success. >> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax
talking about a little more spending when it comes to the doc fix. actually, it's a lot more spending, but something congress does every year. that's to make sure that medicare patients don't get a fairly dramatic pay cut every so often. in this case it would be at the beginning of this year. there is no debt ceiling as part of this, that's designed to help house republicans vote for this. that was a big sticking point for them. they say with the debt ceiling they can extract more government spending cuts, so that's a fight that will live to see another day. so they are close and, in fact, reached an agreement on these tax portions here. it's just those automatic spending cuts democrats and the white house want to delay those cuts or offset those costs for a few months or possibly a year. republicans say we're fine with delaying those cuts, you just have to come up with other government spending consistents to offset the cost of pushing back those cuts. david: we're just getting late-breaking news from roll call, the president saying eventually he's going to be asking for each more ta
and spending problems? >> oh, they're absolutely correct in being skeptical, but congress can act. it has acted in the past. regrettably, it usually acts in crisis. for example, during the financial meltdown, when the entire banking system of our nation would have collapsed, congress did act. and we've acted in other situations such as right after 9/11. so, maybe we'll have to have a crisis to get the big things done here. remember, this comes back -- these are all symptoms, what we're dealing with right now. the essential problem is that we're running deficits that are so high, over $1 trillion a year for the next ten years as far as the eye can see fiscally, that are adding to the debt so much additional cost that we're essentially on the path to bankruptcy as a nation. and until we get these deficits under control and get this debt stabilized, we're not going to solve the problem. it's like putting a band-aid on a cut to your artery. it's simply not going to resolve the problem. >> now senator, i want to play something from a former colleague of yours, lindsey graham, what he said about the
into effect. and keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect will have an impact on our defense department and head start. so there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut that we are using an ax instead of a scalpel. it may not always be the smartest cuts. so that's a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts set for next month. those have to be balanced. my principle has always been let's do things a balanced responsible way. that means revenues have to be part of the equation in turning overt sequester and automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously we'll have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit, i'm willing to do more, but we have to do it in a balanced, responsible way. i'm willing to reduce our government's medicare bills by finding ways to reduce the cost of healthcare in this country. we want to to make sure medicare is there for future generati
and members of congress need to make about spending cuts and deficit reduction and tax revenue into later part of february, perhaps march. this compromise we're talking about, chris, doesn't deal with the debt limit. it doesn't deal with funding the government. so it essentially -- and this is what a lot of republicans have told me. they're happy to go through this on the tax rates if they get anything above $250,000, they think that's a win because they believe they can have the same type of fights over spending, same type of fights as one told me a few days ago, bring the president to his knees in a few months. so this is not that big of a concession for them off the bat. it's extraordinary when you think about it in the context of ten years but in terms of moving forward, they really see it's helping their negotiating leverage which is a fascinating, fascinating development. >> to tell you about the patience of the american people, they did this survey about words and phrases they want to get rid of. number one, they're done with fiscal cliff. >> yeah. >> and also kicking the can down the r
hikes and spending cuts in. >> danielle leigh has more. >> congress is waking up from an intense weekend. >> the senate stands in recess. >> they will not meet again until later this morning. in atre going to come 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. >> hold because of what aides described as constructive movement over the weekend. avoiding a jump in inheritance taxes. republicans dropped a demand to cut social security. >> the consequences are too high for the american people to be engaged. i am interested in getting a result here. >> i think it has been hard for john boehner and mitch mcconnell to accept the fact that taxes on the wealthiest americans should go up a little bit. >> yesterday it was republicans waiting on democrats for a counter offer. >> mitch mcconnell called the vice president for help. lawmakers will scrambled into the final hours. republicans will likely push for reforms they give up this time around on the debt limit debate in the new year. danielle leigh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland could be hard hit
. >>> tax hikes and spending cuts could be hours away, it is down to the deadline, if congress and the president are going to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. without a deal, taxes are said to go up on every american. sherrie johnson is here with the latest. >>> talks continue this morning about 11:00, so far there is no deal. republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing legislation that will protect most people from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight. there was optimism when the republican leader in the senate, mitch mc connell, made an offer, it ended when harry reid said he couldn't precepts a counter proposal. joe biden is playing a direct role in the talks. they remain at odds over the across the board cuts to government programs and defense set to go in to effect. they are divided on taxes. the white house wants to raise rates on people making more than 250,000 dollars a year. republicans would like to keep the estate tax from going over. >> we have to make sure taxes on middle class families don'ts go up that would hur
. keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but that also have an impact on things like head start. there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut. we are using an ax instead of a scalpel. it may not always be the smartest cuts. that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts, those also have to be balanced. my principle has always been to do things in a balanced, responsible way and that means revenues as to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. we will have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i am willing to do more but it will have to be balanced. we will have to do it in a responsible way. i am willing to reduce our government's medicare bills by finding new ways to reduce the costs of health care in this country. that is something which all agree on. we want to make sure tha
: anyone they come up with today is not likely to reduce significant spending cuts. >> congress goes back to work trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> how close are we to a deal here? >> we shouldn't be waiting for people to cut deals in back rooms. american people ought to be able to watch the discussion and the debate. >> reporter: a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown shooting. >> hello. we didn't do enough. this never should have happened. >>> colts' head coach makes it back to the sidelines three months after being diagnosed with cancer. >> it's like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat. >>> kim kardashian and kanye west are expecting their first child. >> a little shocked. a little surprised. >>> if we go over the fiscal cliff, americans will go back into recession. >> we don't want a howard dean scream. >> bungee jumping. >> we might need it. i might then and i might now. >>> i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. charlie and gayle are off. we have hours go before the fiscal cliff deadline when dramatic increases
are just hoping their leaders can come up with something if only to show that congress is competent. >> i don't think anyone here is going to benefit from a calamity happening in this country's economy. >> reporter: some republicans are frustrated that this deal if it happens, won't include major spending cuts. so many of them accept that time is just running short and that it's not possible to get a lot of guts into this last-minute deal. for their part, democrats appear to have acknowledged that those spending cuts will likely become a bargaining chip in the next big fight over whether to raise the debt ceiling. that's a fight congress is going to have in january and february. >> nancy cordes thank you. more than $100 billion in required spending cuts would also kick in if there's no deal. at the white house, major garrett says the obama administration is getting ready for those across the board cuts. major, what exactly is the white house doing to prepare? >> reporter: good morning, norah and anthony. the obama administration is in the final stages of delivering layof
. that doesn't just deal with the taxes but the spending in a balanced way to put it behind us and just focusing on growing our economy. but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. we're going to solve this problem instead in several steps. >> but you know, molly, it was a friendly room. he had -- i don't want to say props but middle class folks behind him. is that an indication of how things are going and he's more privy to what's going on behind the scenes than we are and has confidence that things are getting done and maybe the tone reflected that. >> that certainly seemed to be the case. i think it is the case. we are hearing agreement is reached on the tax rates and still things to negotiate and all going to be issues, the tax rates were the biggest sticking point, they were what the house couldn't get through before and obama and boehner couldn't agree on. if that's now decided and they're talking about all the other stuff, that's a really good sign and substantial progress is being made and could be the
prevent these huge tax hikes and spending cuts from kicking in. >> we don't yet see an agreement, and now the pressure is on congress to produce. if they don't, what i've said is that in the senate we should go ahead and introduce legislation that would make sure middle class taxes stay where they are, and there should be an up or down vote. everybody should have a right to vote on that. if republicans don't like it, they can vote no. >> brianna keilar, she's at the white house. brianna, they're saying they're going to come back to work in a couple of hours. a lot of people have been up a lot longer than that, up earlier, trying to figure out what's going on here. i understand you do have some news. potentially there's a new offer on the table. >> reporter: that's right. according to democratic sources, suzanne, they have gone up to $450,000 as the threshold for those income tax rates for where those bush-era tax cuts would expire. so beyond $450,000 for a family. this is somewhat significant because initially the president's starting point, once everything fell apart in his negotiations
to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. i hope that congress will look at that and figure out ways to achieve the same long-run fiscal improvement without having it all happen at one date. >> there's still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue. there's still time left to reach an agreement. and we intend to continue negotiations. >> and so, here we are, new year's eve, and the country counts down to popping champagne corks, the ball dropping in times square, and going over the fiscal cliff. if congress fails to act in the remaining hours of 2012, taxes will go up on all americans and a series of mandatory government spending cuts will kick in. hello, new year. hello, new recession. after two years of missing self-imposed deadline after self-imposed deadline, all eyes were on the senate over the weekend as the house's failure to even bring a plan to a vote left it up to the upper chamber to find a way out. vice president biden who had remained on the sidelines in this round of talks was even called in to help move things al
some sort of compromise before massive spending cuts and tax increases kick in. randall pinkston has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: members of congress left meetings on capitol hill sunday without a deal. hours before the nation is set to fall off the so-called fiscal cliff. >> there is still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue. >> reporter: if republicans and democrats can't strike a deal before midnight monday, taxes will go up for most every american. automatic spending cuts will kick in. millions will lose unemployment benefits. >> i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: republicans introduced but quickly withdrew a proposal to cut the deficit by slowing social security. >> there is a lot of give and take going on right now but republicans don't want to see tax increases used for new spending. >> reporter: vice president joe biden was called on to help with the negotiations, this as the white house places a lot of the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say their biggest prior is making sure we deal with
from the white house. >> reporter: members of congress arrived at the capital to work on new year's eve to try to avoid massive tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect in just hours. >> there are a number of issues on which the two sides are still apart. but negotiations are continuing as i speak. >> reporter: sources say both sides are starting to pro mize on which families will keep bush era tax cuts. the president wand families making more than $250,000 to start paying more. democrats are reportedly negotiating to raise that limit. >> let's get this thing done. tonight when the ball drops, let's make sure we haven't also dropped the ball. >> i'm sorry that we are here, on new year's eve, and that we haven't solved this problem long ago. >> reporter: most of the negotiations have been happening behind closed doors. but lawmakers called on the white house. >> senate minority leader mitchell's fish market mcconnell began talking directly with joe biden. >> it seems like the president is handcuffing harry reid from bringing a bill to the floor now. the president is i believe s
in a balanced and responsible way that does not just deal with taxes but also spending so that we can put all this behind us and focus on growing our economy. with this congress, that was obviously too much to hope for at this time. [laughter] maybe we can do it in stages. we will solve this problem instead in several steps. in 2011, we started reducing the deficit through $1 trillion in spending cuts which have taken place. the agreement being worked on right now would further reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest 2% of americans to pay higher taxes for the first time in two decades so that would add additional hundreds of billions of dollars to deficit reduction. that is progress but we will need to do more. keep in mind that just last month, republicans in congress of they would not agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans and the agreement being discussed would raise those rates permanently. [applause] keep in mind, we will still have more work to do. we still have deficits that have to be dealt with, we will still have to think about how we put our economy long term pro
's down to the deadline. if congress and the president are going try to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. tax hikes and spending cuts are just hours away. >>> despite the looming cliff, party preparations are under way on this new year's eve, as we welcome 2013. >>> and moengs nal and triumphant return to the sidelines. for indianapolis colts coach chuck pagano. seems his inspired season is not over yet. >>> good morning, i'm john muller sitting in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. >>> it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. >> during a routine checkup for an earlier concussion, doctors discovered she had a blood clot. he's abc's dierdre bryant. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to the hospital on sunday with a blood clot. her doctors discovered it in a followup exam for a concussion sufferered earlier in the month. >> with time and with medication, the clot will dissolve. it won't propagate further. won't cause a clot to the lung. it will recover -- someone that has this will
of congress have until stop tax hikes and spending cuts. republican and democratic are at odds on several including income levels for higher tax rates. let us check in on the traffic situation. traffic, veryeve light here. all the way around the beltway it looks like this. street bridge, looking good. we will head to a map. we did have an accident right .nside the beltway a tow truck on the scene. here is a look at the weather. the coolle bit on side. indegrees in dulles, 21 manassas. the clouds are moving in. it is bright and you do see the sunshine. thicken up throughout day. snowrow a little rain and mixed. thehine for the rest of week. joining us. for have another local news update at [ cheers and applause ] >>> and a nice crowd outside. and inside our studios in times square. people are getting set to ring in the new year in squlusjust a hours. they're very excited. >> they should be. >> when the ball comes down, there are going to be 16 million pieces of confetti. can you believe it? 17 pieces of confetti. each one of them hand-made, some with hand-written messages. dropped in consi
of congress, your republican colleagues who say, in my district, they don't want more spending. and that's how they see this money being spent. >> two things i would say. first of all, that is not the democratic position. no one that i know of is arguing that all of the increased revenue should go for increased spending nap simply isn't the case. by the way not having the sequester doesn't mean increased spending. it mean not having spending cuts. i voted against the idea of a sequester. i think it's not right way to do it. what the republicans want to do is spend more on defense. let me deal with this notion that republicans for cutting spending. you heard mitt romney criticize president obama because he's not spending enough on ships, which we don't need, and not staying long enough in the war zones. the republicans' view of spending is very particular one. secondly, as far as the american people are concerned, people in their districts, gee, if they represent districts in new jersey and new york they want more spending. you know, people -- if you ask them they want government pending they s
the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that are set to kick in in a matter of days. any deal would have to be rushed through both chambers of congress. house speaker boehner and his rank and file are sitting on the sidelines waiting to see if it will be a deal or no deal from the senate. >> this whole thing is a national embarrassment. i think it's an embarrassment to the president. it's an embarrassment to both sides of the aisle and both the house and the senate. >> how do you get out of it? >> first of all, whatever happens today is really inconsequential. >> ultimately, you're going to have to have people come together in a bipartisan way to get this done. you're not going to be able to get an agreement passed with just republicans. >> republicans simply can't utter the word "yes." they cannot utter the word "yes" without them uttering the word "yes" we can't get a deal. look, this is -- i feel like you're talking to a 5-year-old and, you know, saying, look. you have to eat your vegetables. >> we went over the cliff a long time ago. we just didn't know it. look at the leadership tha
of those cuts in defense alone. >> well, the other part of the fiscal cliff is congress agreed that they would cut an additional $1.2 trillion in spending. they put a committee together to try to come up with those numbers. they didn't figure out how to do it. and so what we now have is a situation where these automatic spending cuts go into place. now if we have raised some revenue by the wealthy paying a little bit more, that would be sufficient to turn off what's called the sequester, these automatic spending cuts. and that also would have a better outcome for our economy long-term. but you know, so far at least, congress has not been able to get this stuff done. not because democrats in congress don't want to go ahead and cooperate. but because i think it's been very hard for speaker boehner and republican leader mcconnell to accept the fact that taxes on the wealthiest americans should go up a little bit. as part of an overall deficit reduction package. >> you talk about a dysfunction in washington. you signed this legislation setting up the fiscal cliff 17 months ago. how
of the fiscal cliff is congress agreed that they would cut an additional $1.2 trillion in spending. they put a committee together to try to come up with those numbers. they didn't figure out how to do it. and so what we now have is a situation where these automatic spending cuts go into place. now if we have raised some revenue by the wealthy paying a little bit more, that would be sufficient to turn off what's called the sequester, these automatic spending cuts. and that also would have a better outcome for our economy long-term. but you know, so far at least, congress has not been able to get this stuff done. not because democrats in congress don't want to go ahead and cooperate. but because i think it's been very hard for speaker boehner and republican leader mcconnell to accept the fact that taxes on the wealthiest americans should go up a little bit. as part of an overall deficit reduction package. >> you talk about a dysfunction in washington. you signed this legislation setting up the fiscal cliff 17 months ago. how accountable are you for the fact that washington can't get anything d
economy is our american congress. >> hats off to the president. >> as of this point is looks like i'm going to be spending new year's here in d.c. i can come to your house? is that what you're saying? >> happy new year! >>> grab your party hats, chill the bubbly. just eight hours to go. yes, we are all waiting to cue the confetti with hopes for a last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff. with sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect at midnight, frantic negotiations are ongoing at this hour with the president teasing the prospect of a deal on at least part of the cliff just hours ago. >> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight, but it's not done. we we're hopeful that congress can get it done, but it's not done. >> so it's not done. in case you missed that, he said it twice, not done. reports of an emerging deal focus on a few key parameters, raising tax rates on couple it's making more than $450,000 a year, increasing the estate tax rate, and extending unemployment benefits for one year. the major sticking point new appears
. president obama said a deal is in sight to stop america going over the so-called fiscal cliff. congress officials have said the house of representatives will not vote before midnight despite tense negotiations to get an agreement signed before midnight washington time. that will trigger a series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes and could send the country back into recession. >> of america is staring into the economic unknown. there will be some real damage. there are some people deserving far better and we will be scrambling to find budget reductions in we can understand. >> we are upon the fiscal cliff. will we need to focus on is how we find that common ground. ira by -- i believe republicans and democrats alike want to put us on the course to fiscal discipline. >> we are running at a time. americans are threatened with a tax hike in just few hours. i hope we can keep in mind that our single most important goal is to protect middle-class families. >> democrats and republicans in congress have to get this done but they are not there yet. they are closed but not there yet. one t
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